Sunday, August 7, 2011

Flying Around in Circles

I wanted to try something a little bit different with the Antique Engravings set for the Fanatical About Botanical Challenge in the Moxie Fab World and the current Hero Arts challenge.

Flying Around in Circles
Stamp (Hero Arts) – Antique Engravings

Because I really enjoyed using the cracked glass technique the other day on the card here, I decided to use it again a little bit on this card. I applied distress ink (spiced marmalade, broken china or walnut stain) to circles of white card, spritzed lightly with water and then stamped with the butterfly or dragonfly.

Flying Around in Circles Closeup

Then I clear embossed the circles. In the case of the orange circles I clear embossed them four more times (really need to find a shop here with UTEE!) and cracked them. To finish I just added some gems. The butterfly\dragonfly circles are added to the card using different heights of adhesive foam pads.

Hope you are all having a brilliant weekend!

14 comments:

CinnamonSally said...

Hi Heather, I am beginning to catch up with my blogging friends, its so good to be back online I really missed my creative time over the past few weeks.

Wow this card is stunning, you have really got the cracked glass technique mastered, a while ago I tried it myself but the results were really disappointing but your card is so beautiful!!

Hugs
Sally

bosenberries said...

this is fab!!
Robin

Karen said...

Stunning! I love the circles, and the complementary colour scheme is so effective agains the white background. Gorgeous!

Rosemary said...

beautifully done card, heather! you do the
"cracked glass" technique so perfectly!

Lin said...

What a wonderful design, my friend! WOW! I've got to try this crackle technique!

Isha said...

This is such a gorgeous card Heather. Love love love it.

Virginia L. said...

Beautiful job you did, Heather! The embossed background is lovely with the butterflies!

Maureen Morton said...

So unique, Heather! Love this circle design and the inking is fab. Another wow-er!

Suzanne C said...

Stunning and beautiful! Love the cracked glass.

Barb said...

Love the way those circles turned out, Heather! So gorgeous!

Dawn said...

stunning Heather. Such a beautiful card.

Cath said...

Hey Heather Maria! Thanks for linking this up to the Fanatical About Botanical challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Trinh said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Monica said...

So stunning! Reminds me of the monarch butterfly park in California (I think!)

You are an awesome crafter,

Monica

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